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He will need to make adjustments as the league finds ways to attack him, but there's no reason to doubt the sustainability of his impressive rookie performance. That said, keep an eye on Franmil Reyes, who quietly hit 37 home runs last year.
All he needs to do is get the ball off the ground. added to the player's season total. At this time a year ago, Pete Alonso was a highly regarded but unproven prospect. plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. If he wins the everyday left field job, a 30-homer season is possible. Miguel Sanó set a career high last season and still only hit 34, tying for 29th in MLB.
After a monster first half in which he posted a 1.124 OPS and 30 home runs, Bellinger leveled off a bit with a .917 OPS and 17 home runs following the All-Star break.
He hit one homer every 10.4 at-bats last season, the best rate of any qualified hitter. Gallo barrels the ball more than anyone, and he rips his fly balls and line drives harder than anyone (he averaged a 101.2 mph exit velocity on those air balls in 2019). That gives him a great chance to hit a home run any day, again making it likely he will hit many of them. A ** by the stat's value Well, now's the time.
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But a little unpredictability won't stop us. And he's Mike Trout. Three of the top five hardest-hit balls of the 2019 MLB season came off the bat of Vlad Jr., the leaderboard alternating between him and Giancarlo Stanton. The 20-year-old is just beginning to tap into the tools that give him a chance to be a generational offensive talent.
Alonso wasn't even guaranteed a spot on the big league roster when Spring Training began last year, but he made the club and took the league by storm, leading all MLB players in the home run department and setting a new rookie record, surpassing Judge's monster 52-homer 2017 on the second-to-last day of the year.
If he winds up being traded before the season begins, keep an eye on Ryan McMahon as a potential breakout candidate. After he led the majors with 53 home runs as a rookie, Alonso is a no-brainer choice for the Mets. After hitting just 38 home runs over first two full seasons, Bell turned his vast power potential into on-field production last year when he slugged 37 home runs.
Some defensive statistics Copyright © Baseball Info Solutions, 2010-2020. But even if nothing changes from last year, Alonso will have a good shot to become MLB’s first back-to-back leader since José Bautista from 2010-11. The 32-year-old still finished with 34 home runs, marking the fifth time in the past seven years that he's topped the 30-homer mark.
Here they are highlighted in green. That is a rare skill. Trout crushes homers as hard as anybody (17 hit 110-plus mph) and as far as anybody (six hit 450-plus feet). -- Sarah Langs. You might think of some as favorites; others might be under the radar -- for now. Of the more than 300 players to put at least 200 balls in play last season, Sanó ranked first in hard-hit rate (57.2%), barrel rate (21.2%), average exit velocity on fly balls (100 mph), and average distance on fly balls (367 feet). Soler entered 2019 with a disappointing total of 38 career big flies in 307 games over parts of five seasons, but he finally stayed healthy, playing in all 162 games, and shattered the franchise single-season record. MLB.com enlisted five writers to pick a total of 10 contenders to be the 2020 Major League home run … If Sanó can finally stay in the lineup all year -- and perhaps trim one of the game’s highest K-rates just a bit -- the sky’s the limit.
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After a 35-homer season last year and with a 38-homer campaign on his resume, Moustakas would be the easy answer, but there's no ignoring the way Castellanos finished 2019. Toronto Blue Jays: 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. OK, maybe that's easier said than done. After a 2018 debut season in which he played in 87 games, Reyes played in 150 games in ‘19 and mashed 37 homers. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. How?
numbers may appear out of order. Last year’s injury seemed more like an aberration than a trend, and Olson has been durable since his days in the Minors.
Joey Gallo always had the capacity to deep, but he didn’t do enough of anything else to consistently succeed. Judge is not there quite yet (1,417 ABs), but it's impressive nonetheless. That should be enough for him to approach the 30-homer mark again.
Are you a Stathead, too? -- Thomas Harrigan. In a "disappointing" first season with the Phillies, Harper posted a 125 OPS+ with 35 home runs and a career-high 114 RBI in a 4.2-WAR season. From Aug. 10 through season's end, Jiménez led the Majors in barrels (23) while slashing .322/.359/.626 with 13 homers in that span.
Once he came back from a fractured hamate bone and got things going with his first homer on May 12 last year, Olson dingered roughly once every 13 at-bats -- not far removed from his career 14.1 AB/HR rate.
Hitting the ball hard isn’t the only requirement for a home run, but it certainly helps.
Jorge Soler’s American League-leading 48 more than doubled his previous career total. MLB.com enlisted five writers to pick a total of 10 contenders to be the 2020 Major League home run king. His total was fourth in the Majors behind only Alonso, Suárez and Soler. But he's … never led the league in home runs? Keston Hiura could also put up impressive totals after he launched 19 home runs in 84 games as a rookie last year. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. He's talking about 50-50.
If he leads the Twins in home runs again in 2020, no one will be surprised. 3.1 Plate Appearances/G, 1.0 IP/G, Still just 23 years old, he's capable of more offensively, and all it will take is turning a few of those doubles into home runs for him to lead the team. You often hear Franmil Reyes’ name in the same sentence with the word "Statcast" for a reason: he hits the ball very hard. Some high school data is courtesy David McWater. After years of battling injury and tantalizing with his potential, Soler led the AL with 48 home runs. To join them, Vladito just needs to elevate and celebrate. Newcomers Hunter Renfroe (33 HR in 2019 with San Diego) and Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (29 HR in 2019 in Japan) could give him a run for his money, but Meadows looks like the smart choice following his strong performance after the All-Star break. The 27-year-old also struck out a league-high 178 times at a 26.2 percent clip (17th-highest among qualifying batters), but he showed a refined enough approach to also draw 73 walks and post a .354 on-base percentage. For LF, CF, RF fielding stats, we -- Kelly.
It took Guerrero 53 plate appearances before he finally hit his first MLB home run, and then he closed out the season with a dry spell of 119 plate appearances without a long ball. The only other players to top 20 home runs for the year were Tommy Pham (21), Willy Adames (20) and Avisail Garcia (20), and of the trio, only Adames is left on the roster. 2020 Regular Season Stats 2020 Spring Training Stats 2019 Regular Season Stats 2019 Sortable Team Stats Statcast Leaders Baseball Savant Top Prospect Stats Offseason Leagues Glossary.
After winning NL Rookie of the Year honors in 2018, Acuna made a run at a 40-40 season last year with 41 home runs and 37 steals in his age-21 season. Escobar has a more fly-ball-driven approach (44.6 percent) than Marte (34.8 percent), so he seems like the safer bet to repeat those numbers. That’s an important feat for a player who calls spacious Kauffman Stadium home, and Soler has the thunder in his bat to make 2019 just the beginning, as suggested by his second-half explosion (1.076 OPS, 25 homers). Scary.
You can learn how to hit the ball in the air. That's the first thing he said when he got here," teammate Ozzie Albies told reporters. -- Adler, These players will lead MLB in HRs this season. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only.
Nobody in the Majors barreled the ball more times than Soler (70), who also hit the most homers that would have gone out at any of the 30 ballparks, per Statcast.
actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some Trout saw his 2019 season end prematurely Sept. 7 because of a foot injury that required surgery, yet he still finished with a career-high 45 home runs and added a third AL MVP trophy.
On an individual level, a record 273 players reached double-digit home runs. Unsurprisingly, the Polar Bear also ranked among the MLB leaders in producing barrels, tying Trout and Ronald Acuña Jr. for second in that category with 66.
While Eloy Jiménez' rookie numbers (31 homers, .828 OPS) suggest he made a quick transition to the Majors, the youngster actually took some time to get going. The Padres shipped out last year's team leader, Renfroe (33 HR), and Reyes (27 HR) was traded to Cleveland at the deadline, so the biggest competition for Machado appears to be 21-year-old phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. who had 22 home runs in 84 games as a rookie.
Among those with at least 400 plate appearances in 2019, only teammate Nelson Cruz homered in a higher percentage of those chances than Sanó (7.7%).
So what suggests he can jump all the way to first? Be sure to check out Mr. Harrigan's detailed breakdown of Matt Olson' slugging ability, too, but I'll start with a very simple reason to pick him as the home run king: Olson’s left-handed swing is beautiful, and it’s made to crush.
Total Zone Rating and initial framework for Wins above Replacement calculations provided by Sean Smith. He hit five more long balls during the postseason, including three in the World Series. He hit 41 home runs last season, and 20 of those came on the road, so his power production is not Coors Field-reliant.
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He upped that to a 179 OPS+ and 44 home runs last season, despite suffering a fractured kneecap that ended his campaign in the middle of September. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine.
0.2 SB att/Team Game (catchers), and All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. He's topped 30 just twice in his nine-plus-year career, though. only have reliable data since 1901, so all leaders are since 1901. requirements, Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Saturday, October 17, 2:04AM. To put that into perspective, only Mark McGwire (10.61) and Babe Ruth (11.76) have gone deep more frequently among players with the requisite 3,000 plate appearances for qualifying for the all-time list. order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were
Can Giancarlo Stanton stay healthy for an entire season? Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? Jorge Soler ’s American League-leading 48 more than doubled his previous career total. @royals Jorge Soler led @mlb with 30 no doubt home runs last season (homers that would have gone out at all 30 stadiums). So even though we don’t know exactly when the regular season will begin, you'll see players dealing with injuries like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton absent from the list despite their prodigious power. With that in mind, we set out to predict who will lead each team in home runs during the upcoming season, based on past track record, recent performance and future potential.
It's only a matter of time until Vladimir Guerrero Jr. takes his light-tower power Home Run Derby display to the regular-season diamond.
The 23-year-old hit .340/.383/.710 with nine home runs and 25 RBI over 24 September games, and if he can build off that momentum, there's no reason he can't best teammates Jose Abreu and Edwin Encarnacion in the South Side showdown. Sports Quiz / MLB 2020 Homerun Leaders (Updated September 27) Random Sports or MLB Quiz Can you name the MLB 2020 Homerun Leaders? Over the past five seasons, Arenado has averaged 40 home runs and 124 RBI as one of baseball's most productive hitters. min.